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Two Sisters is an allegorical story about the dynamics of a relationship between two interdependent sisters, and how it changes with the intrusion of a stranger into their remote and carefully guarded home. One sister, Viola, is a writer, disfigured so that she lives in a dark room hiding from life. The other sister encourages Viola's fear of life, and finds fulfillment taking care of her. The film plays with themes of light and dark, which are the two visual elements of the technique used for making the film, white lines etched into exposed black color 70mm film emulsion. The original version of the film is called Entre Deux Soeurs and is the French language version.



Annecy International Animation Festival, Annecy, France, 1991
First Prize, 5-15 minute category

4th Los Angeles International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles, Cal.,
1991 Grand Prix

Uppsala 10th International Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, 1991
Best Animation

Espinho 15th International Animation Festival, Espinho, Portugal, 1991
Best in category of quaity of production for films 10-40 minutes

Included in the National Film Board of Canada’s Animation Festival in collaboration with Expanded Entertainment of LosAngeles, playing theatrically across North America, 1991/92

22nd International Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland, 1992
Best Film, Animation Category

22nd National Educational Film and Video Festival, Oakland, California,
1992 Silver Apple Award

34th Annual American Film and Video Festival, Chicago, Illinois, 1992
Honorable Mention, the Family Category

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, 1992
Grand Prix and Best Story Award

2nd International Animation Festival, Shanghai, China, 1992
Special Jury Award

Alberta-Quebec Prize for Cinema from SOGIC and Alberta Foundation of  Arts,1992

29th best film of all time in ’50 Animated Films for the 50th’ anniversary of ASIFA
Caroline Leaf